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The Center for Women’s Health Research

​We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback about the Center for Women’s Health Research.

303-724-0305 (phone)
303-724-2094 (fax)
cwhr@ucdenver.edu​

Mailing Address

Center for Women's Health Research
Mail Stop C263
12348 East Montview Boulevard
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Physical Address

Center for Women's Health Research 
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 4th Floor, Room 4121

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
12348 East Montview Boulevard
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Media Contact

To arrange an interview with a spokesperson for The Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, learn about women’s health and sex differences research and findings, or for other media inquiries, contact Jennifer Broderick Engleby, Deputy Director, jennifer.engleby@ucdenver.edu, (office) 303.724.6940, (cell) 303.550.3907.

Download the Press Kit​

About the Center for Women's Health Research

The Center for Women’s Health Research works to improve lives around the world by:

  • Researching women’s health and sex differences 
  • Focusing on health and disease across the lifespan in the areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and the intersection of mental and physical health with those diseases
  • Providing women, their families and healthcare providers with the information they need to make the best-informed health decisions
  • Developing excellent scientists for the field of women’s health and sex differences research

Established in 2004, the Center is part of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. The campus includes the University of Colorado health professional schools, additional centers and institutes and two nationally ranked teaching hospitals that treat 1.9 million patients each year.

Why Gender-Specific Research is Important

Until the early 1990’s, health research conducted on women focused primarily on diseases affecting fertility and reproduction. Most other diseases were not studied in women until 1993 with the NIH Revitalization Act. This gap in health research has limited preventions, treatments and cures for diseases in women compared to men. With increased understanding that medical conditions may affect women and men differently, the Center for Women’s Health Research is working hard to speed progress and transform women’s health.

Researching the Leading Health Challenges Women Face

The Center for Women’s Health Research focuses its research on health issues that affect the most women and have the direst consequences.​

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How Our Research is Improving Health

  • Identifying new treatments for heart failure in women
  • Using technological advances to deliver physician advice about exercise to people with diabetes
  • Creating an app to help women lose weight after childbirth
  • Discovering why women are less often resuscitated than men in the Emergency Room and how we can change this
  • Developing new ways to prevent obesity and treat diabetes in youth, a problem that is worse for adolescent girls than boys
  • Creating a multidisciplinary clinic to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age that may lead to diabetes and heart disease​

Our Experts on Women’s Health

The Center for Women’s Health Research has nearly 70 MD and PhD scientists who study women’s health and sex differences across the lifespan. The Center also has a Scientific Council comprised of prominent, internationally known scientists who are experts in the field of women’s health and sex differences to guide its scientific agenda.

  • Judith G. Regensteiner, PhD
    - ​Founder and Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research
    - Judith and Joseph Wagner Chair in Women's Health Research
    - Member of the CWHR Scientific Council

  • Wendy M. Kohrt, PhD​​​
    - Associate Director of the Center for Women's Health Research
    - Nancy Anschutz Endowed Chair in Women's Health Research​
  • Jane E.B. Reusch, MD​​
    - Associate Director of the Center for Women's Health Research
    - Member of the CWHR Scientific Council​​